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  1. Pediatric PIV starts
    I have not had much success with them. I have been in the PICU a year now and I realize that sometimes, there are complicating factors, dehydrated or fluid overloaded, but I have a hard time just...
    Jul 4, '12
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  2. Am I wrong to think this is NOT okay?
    I think it's wrong. It's ordered that way for a reason and one of the "Rights" of medication administration I learned was "right route." I don't think that that's ok and I would not do it. As far...
    Dec 12, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. I almost made a stupid nursing mistake and now I can't stop thinking about it. Help!
    I'm a new nurse as well in my first year and I've been through these same feelings. I want to seem like the "smart new guy", but honestly I don't think they want me to be. I think it's okay to...
    Dec 11, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. Feeling guilty for not going in to work, when called for extra
    Thanks for the feedback, everyone! I am a new nurse btw. Only off orientation now for a month. I do agree with several of you about it not being my house and my responsibility being to take care of...
    Dec 11, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. What do you guys use for art lines??
    I'm really not sure who makes our art line setup (we have a 26 bed PICU), but we use a closed system made up of a two 48 inch pressor tubing and a transducer with two syringe ports, one that we cap...
    Dec 10, '11
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  6. Why I don't tell my family...
    As a new PICU RN (still in my sixth month), I have totally experienced this already. I started out feeling overwhelmed like everyone does and venting occasionally to friends and family, but they...
    Dec 10, '11
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  7. New job...daily essentials?
    If you work on a respiratory floor, I recommend a good stethoscope! I work in a mainly respiratory ICU and that is my most treasured piece of equipment!... that and Sharpie Pens Fine point! A good...
    Dec 10, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. New nurse in ICU and I hate it...please help!
    I too am a new grad in an ICU. I go to work anxious everyday over what assignment I might have, but everyday is a new learning opportunity about a new disease process or situation that I might face....
    Dec 10, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. Feeling guilty for not going in to work, when called for extra
    I work in a mainly respiratory ICU and can't help but to feel guilty lately when my personal circumstances or preferences prevent me from going in to work extra nights when called. I already worked...
    Dec 10, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. Anxiety Attacks on my days off......
    I know the feeling. I'm a new grad in a Pediatric ICU and I occasionally have feelings like this. I know that I feel fine at work and once I get going. I feel like I just never know what's coming....
    Dec 7, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. UAMS Summer 2009 Acceptances!
    Hey Everyone! They finally posted all the books! It looks like the required books are gonna cost somewhere between 300-450 depending on whether I get lucky with used books or not or find a good...
    Apr 15, '09
    Forum: Arkansas Nursing
  12. UAMS Summer 2009 Acceptances!
    I haven't got anything back.. However, some useful information I do have! 1. Booklist is required by law to be posted on the website by noon April 1st. (check either through the new summer 09...
    Mar 30, '09
    Forum: Arkansas Nursing
  13. New Arkansas Laws (bad news for nurses)  ???
    this is so frustrating! So what am I getting my RN for? Pretty ridiculous. If this keeps up, my college degree will be unnecessary. I guess all you need is a High school diploma and the right...
    Mar 30, '09
    Forum: Arkansas Nursing
  14. UAMS Summer 2009 Acceptances!
    I'll be there too!! congratulations!
    Feb 27, '09
    Forum: Arkansas Nursing
  15. Timing and acceptances
    you could always turn in and accept to UAMS with a deposit and then drop if and when you get in to UALR. the deposit is what holds your spot.
    Feb 27, '09
    Forum: Arkansas Nursing
  16. UAMS- Summer 2009
    Hey Everyone, It's been a long time since I posted around here! Hey CAMeadors! Hows it goin? I got my acceptance letter from UAMS on Wednesday and returned it yesterday with my deposit. (They...
    Feb 27, '09
    Forum: Arkansas Nursing
  17. I'm in!!
    Hey Everyone! I just got my acceptance letter from UAMS Nursing School! I'm so ready to hit the ground running this summer! Any words of wisdom? I'm also getting married 3 days before...
    Feb 27, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Halloween Horror Stories (or crazy funny ones)
    I was just wondering the other day if anyone has any good stories from Halloween? Could be horror stories or crazy/ funny ones. I'm just a sucker for the stories you guys/gals tell.
    Nov 3, '08
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  19. scared to death
    Thanks so much for the encouragement everyone! You all are a godsend!
    Sep 9, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  20. scared to death
    so I've decided... I'm gonna go for it. I was told by the DON that if I bring in my driver's license, birth certificate, and TB test and we can go from there. I'm not worried about the job anymore....
    Sep 9, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  21. scared to death
    Thanks so much for the encouragement! :heartbeat I just went to apply at a local LTC facility. I finished my application and got to speak to the DON. She was nice, but stern. I asked if...
    Sep 8, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  22. scared to death
    ok... so I hope to be starting nursing school this coming summer. Last summer I took a CNA certification course and finished. I haven't taken my certification test yet though. My last day of...
    Sep 8, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  23. Can We Talk?
    I'm sorry, but this is just kinda funny. :) Looking for a sane nurse!! I need a sane nurse!! A rarity nowadays. j/k :loveya:
    Sep 8, '08
    Forum: Forensic Nursing
  24. CNA program
    The only ones I've found are Baptist (only for employees); St. Vincent (called 3 times and always got an answering machine); Arkansas Academy of Nursing Assistants (3 wrong numbers found online and...
    May 28, '08
    Forum: Arkansas Nursing
  25. How long did you stay in school?
    I'm wondering because I spent 2 years doing a music major before I switched so I will have spent 6 years in school when I graduate with my BSN. It's pretty depressing considering I have friends in...
    Mar 25, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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